Atlanta Georgia Active Shooter
The authorities in Georgia said a shooter ran into a container plant outside of Atlanta and opened fire on one of his employees early Friday.
A Conyers GA Police Officer in tactical gear stands guard with a long gun on the road leading towards the Dart plant. Officials this morning responded to shots fired. At least one person shot, shooter NOT in custody. Local schools and businesses are on lockdown. pic.twitter.com/5JY3zcyPUo
— Nick Valencia (@CNNValencia) December 13, 2019
The shootout took place at 7 a.m. and the building was evacuated, a statement from Dart Container Corp said.
Law enforcement and medical personnel are on site. The condition of the shot person was not immediately known.
According to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, the authorities have identified “a person of interest” for the shootout. No further details were given.
At least three schools and county school traffic offices were blocked, Rockdale County Schools said on Twitter at 8:34 a.m.CET.
#Breakingnews Initial report in the United States: One person was injured in a shooting incident at a food plant near #Atlanta, #Georgia. The #shooter is reportedly still in the compound. Three schools in the area were closed under guidance pic.twitter.com/4CPJVQWZT9
— Neil Lazarus (@awesomeseminars) December 13, 2019
“All of our students and staff are safe. No visitors are currently allowed on campus,” the tweet said.
Dart Container manufactures and distributes food service products such as cups, plates, containers, lids and straws to plants and centers across the country, including the Conyers factory, according to the company’s website.
The FBI field office staff are on-site to assist local authorities to support law enforcement response, the federal agency said.
Nick Valencia reported about Conyers. Jason Hanna wrote in Atlanta. CNNs Tina Burnside and Melissa Alonso contributed to this report.
Another workplace shooting near Atlanta Georgia and this isn’t even main stream news anymore. https://t.co/wUtKLE3vB2
— REAL ESTATE advice for TACOS (@GottaChangeIt) December 13, 2019
Fast Facts You Need to Knoe
- The shooting occurred around 7am inside the Dart Container Corp in Georgia
- Authorities said a shooter walked into the container plant and opened fire
- Police said at least one person was shot; details on their condition is unknown
- There’s also no immediate information on the shooting suspect, authorities said